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Eating right and exercising are essential to a healthy lifestyle, but what exactly does that mean? Here are some tips that anyone can do to improve their lifestyle and benefits of doing so!
P ORTION C ONTROL o 5 small meals a day versus 3 large meals a day leaves you feeling fuller longer and reduces the chance of snacking in between meals. o User smaller dishes is a great way to control portion sizes and helps avoid over eating.
E AT M ORE F RUIT Fruit is high in vitamins and minerals that are essential to the body. Fruit is all natural and is quick and easy to eat! One should try to consume four to five servings of fruit a day.
E AT M ORE V EGGIES Like fruit vegetables are also high in essential vitamins and minerals. Vegetables also help keep you fuller longer and are easy to make. There are numerous types of vegetables so it’s never a boring food choice!
D RINK M ORE W ATER Everyone should try to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Water is a natural appetite suppressant so it will help you eat less. The body is 80% water so it is extremely important to rehydrate all day long. Using a BRITA filter or reusable water bottle helps save the environment! Click here to learn even more benefits of drinking water!
C OOK M ORE Cooking more meals at home lowers the amount of times you eat out. Cooking your own meals allows you to cut out unhealthy ingredients and load up on healthy ones! Avoid fast food!!!
G ET A CTIVE Exercise whenever possible! Take the stairs instead of elevators/escalators Stretch throughout the day Park far away from the store in a parking lot Hit the gym!
B ENEFITS OF A H EALTHIER L IFESTYLE
W EIGHT L OSS o Eating right and exercising helps you lose weight. o Weight loss makes you not only look better but feel better as well!
M ORE E NERGY Improving your eating habits and exercise regimen gives you more energy. More energy will in turn cause you to be more active and accomplish more throughout the day
B ETTER I MMUNE S YSTEM A healthier lifestyle means a healthier you All the vitamins and minerals from a healthy diet boost the immune system This means you will get sick less and feel better on a regular basis!
I MPROVE Q UALITY OF L IFE Improving your lifestyle will improve the way you feel about yourself People with a healthy lifestyle appreciate things more and enjoy life more.
O THER B ENEFITS OF A H EALTHY L IFE Lower your blood pressure Decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease Decrease risk of cancer Feel good Role model for others to improve their lifestyle Healthy skin